Our small group is in the middle of a study on prayer, and we had a meeting tonight. After watching the DVD and having an excellent discussion about Jesus’ prayer at Gethsemane, I came up with a thought using alliteration. It pertains to having faith in asking for God’s will to be done, and trusting Him to do what’s best in our lives. Here goes:
“Be willing to give up comfort, convenience and complacence in exchange for courage, contentment and confidence in God.”
When we realize that we are out of control, we get scared and panic. Sometimes we do destructive things like overeat, drink, spend too much money, etc., or call all our friends in a tizzy instead of going straight to the Father and praying! The reality is that we are never in control of everything, only our own actions and reactions and choices we make. If we pray to the Lord regularly and go to Him, we will be rewarded with maturity, Christ-likeness and fruitfulness. Remember, if you are on the vine, you will be cultivated and will be fruitful!
Abraham Lincoln said “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had absolutely no other place to go”. Let’s remember to go to the Father first and trust Him to take care of everything!
Why don’t you start right now???
Because He lives,